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KENTLAND — After backing out of a plea deal, just moments before a sentencing hearing, in which he would have served between 15-19 years in prison, Demiah L. Wright aka “D”, 36 of Kankakee, was found guilty of four felony counts including attempted murder and sentenced to 45 years in prison …

DEMOTTE — A DeMotte woman was cited Thursday morning after she ran into the front of the Family Dollar store in DeMotte. Thelma Prohosky, 54, of DeMotte, said her snow-covered foot slid off the brake and onto the gas pedal as she was pulling into a parking spot in front of the store.

NEWTON COUNTY — On Feb. 1, at approximately 3:44 p.m., Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Fellmy conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on US 41 near St. Rd. 14. Newton County Dispatch advised that the male driver identified as Shaharian P. Clark, 23, of Indianapolis, had an active…

NEWTON COUNTY — Indiana State Troopers encountered another wrong-way driver on I-65, fortunately, this time there wasn’t a head on crash. On December 26, 2019 at approximately 12:10 AM, Trooper William Carlson was dispatched to a wrong-way vehicle on I-65 northbound near the 240 exit (Lowell…

Millions of Americans will be traveling over this Christmas and New Year’s Holiday period, with the majority traveling by automobile. What this means for Hoosiers is more traffic on the highways. To help ensure the safety of all motorists, the Indiana State Police will be participating in Op…

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JASPER COUNTY — On Dec. 11, Officers of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Newton County’s Sheriff’s Office and Drug Task Force to execute a search warrant at a residence north of Remington. This is according to information from the JCSO.

KENTLAND — Newton County Prosecutor Jeff Drinski anticipates all four cases involving the murder of Nicole Brown at a trailer park just north of Kentland to be resolved by Jan. 8.